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Vancouver, B.C. – The Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine and prize sponsor London Drugs, today announced the winners of the Forestry Photo Contest.

“The photos we received truly captured the story of the forest industry, from innovation, commitment to sustainability, and sense of community,” said Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO of COFI. “This contest was an opportunity to celebrate the importance of the forest sector in B.C., and diversity of the people and the communities who are a part of it.”

Of the 151 submissions received, ten photos have been selected to appear in the print edition of January- February edition of CFI Magazine with the overall winning photo featured on the cover. Winners were also selected four categories — innovation, people, community and environment. Prize sponsor London Drugs is awarding the overall winner an Olympus TG-870 all-weather camera, with category winners receiving London Drugs gift cards and photo books.

The selected photos can be viewed here and the winners are:

Overall winner: Travis Stewart in Chetwynd, B.C.

Innovation:

  • Winner: Cheri Quinlan in Vanderhoof, B.C.
  • Runner up: Morgan Granger in Cranbrook, B.C.

People:

  • Winner: Jay Baker in Smithers, B.C.
  • Runner up: Shawn Mandula in Campbell River, B.C.

Community:

  • Winner: Jordon Conway in Prince George, B.C.
  • Runner up: Tristan Fisher in Prince George, B.C.

Environment:

  • Winner Kelly Kitsch in Harrison Mills, B.C.
  • Runner up: Lyndsay Esson in Revelstoke, B.C.
  • Runner up: Emily Francis in Chetwynd, B.C.

“Thank you to everyone who shared their perspective through a camera lens,” added Yurkovich. “These photos bring to life the pride, hard work and commitment of the people who work and are connected to the forest industry in B.C.”

About the Council of Forest Industries
The Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the B.C. interior forest industry. COFI members produce lumber, pulp and paper, panels and engineered wood products at more than 60 facilities across the interior. All share a commitment to a future based on employee safety, sustainable forestry and manufacturing practices, and innovative product development.

About CFI Magazine
Canadian Forest Industries is one of Canada’s oldest magazines, and together with its web presence www.woodbusiness.ca keeps Canada’s forest industry up-to-date on the technology, policies, markets, and people that make the industry a world leader.

About London Drugs
Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com. London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,000 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

Media contact:
Mina Laudan
778.990.0701

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